Fitbit Charge 4 update brings Dynamic GPS and Smart Wake Alarms

Joanna Estrada
July 13, 2020

More than just an advanced fitness tracker, the Fitbit Charge 4 now features smarter alarms and better Global Positioning System. It comes to introduce some useful features.

As fitness bands go, it's at the very smartest end of the spectrum and we loved it at review, but there's always room for improvement and new features.

Whether taking your favorite path or exploring a new route, Fitbit's "Dynamic GPS" function makes it easier to find your way: As 9to5Google reports, once enabled, the tool taps into your nearby smartphone's GPS sensors to improve accuracy and extend battery life. If you prefer to travel light and leave all mobile devices at home, Charge 4 simply reverts to built-in Global Positioning System.

Of course, an alarm is an alarm, so it'll still rouse you at the desired time if you haven't gone into light sleep in the 30 minutes running up to the deadline.

The software update also introduces a new Screen Time Out setting. The changelog posted on the help page of Fitbit's website states that the Fitbit Charge 4 now gets a Dynamic GPS mode and more control over GPS setting through the smart band itself. If your phone is nearby, Charge 4 uses the Global Positioning System sensors on your phone to capture your route, pace, and other stats.

Fitbit's Charge 4 is one of the very best fitness trackers on the market right now, especially if you're not looking for a device that looks like a smartwatch.

Manage new Global Positioning System settings on Charge 4 to preserve your device's battery life or to enhance Global Positioning System performance.

Set alarms with Smart Wake in the Alarms app.

Adjust how long your screen stays on with the new Screen Time Out setting. Additionally, there are a couple of additions in the Settings app and some big fixes as well.

The new firmware sports version number 1.96.29. Users can download it straight from the Fitbit application available for Android and iOS.

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